Where to watch the World Cup in central London
If you’re looking for somewhere to watch the 2018 World Cup, you’ve come to the right webpage! Read on for our selection of locations where you can watch all the football matches on big screens.
Big Easy restaurants in Covent Garden, Chelsea and Canary Wharf
These lively restaurants are inspired by America’s Deep South, specialising in barbecue and seafood. Every World Cup match will be shown on 55-inch, flat-screen TVs and you can order a hot dog, chilli dog or a portion of chicken wings with a large beer for £10.
Covent Garden, WC2E 7NA; Chelsea, SW3 5UR; Canary Wharf, E14 5AR bigeasy.co.uk
The Bud Boat, River Thames
For something a bit different, climb aboard Budweiser UK’s Bud Boat. It departs from Festival Pier on the South Bank one hour before each match is due to start. Tickets are £10 including your first beer and each cruise lasts 5 hours.
Be quick: there are still tickets left to watch France vs Belgium in their semi-final clash on 10 Jul from 6pm. All other fixtures are now sold out, except for the final on Sunday from 3pm, for which Budweiser UK has organised a Twitter competition. Retweet here (and describe your favourite World Cup momnet) before Thur 12 Jul for a chance to win tickets.
Festival Pier on the South Bank, SE1 8XZ www.budweiser.co.uk/budboat
This polished Indian restaurant and bar is near the heart of the City of London – expect an entertaining look at how London’s City workers relax away from the office! This restaurant is part of a very large, covered courtyard, so there’s plenty of room and you can sit outside, whatever the weather.
9 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YL www.cinnamon-kitchen.com
Planet Hollywood, Piccadilly Circus
This buzzing restaurant combines monumental burgers with displays of one-of-a-kind movie memorabilia. All matches will be screened in the large bar, every England game will also be played in dining areas and, if you book the VIP option, you’ll be joined by Tottenham Hotspur legends Osvaldo César Ardiles (better known in the UK as Ossie Ardiles) and Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Villa.
57-60 Haymarket, SW1Y 4QX www.planethollywoodlondon.com
Hilton teamed up with Jim Beam bourbon for this restaurant, which means plenty of the brown stuff, accompanied by Jim Beam-infused BBQ sauce on ribs, rib-eye steaks and brisket ends. During World Cup matches, it’s serving up offers such as 8-bottle buckets of Budweiser for £24, or barrels of chicken wings glazed with Jim Beam BBQ sauce for £15.
225 Edgware Rd, W2 1JU www.hilton.com/rackhouse
Roadhouse, Covent Garden
Another American-themed bar and restaurant, Roadhouse is all about having a great time to a rock music soundtrack. This vast venue has large screens and specials including £10 for a burger and a beer, or five beers for £20.
35 The Piazza, WC2E 8BE www.roadhouse.co.uk
Studio 88, Leicester Square
At this new basement club and live entertainment venue, you can request any song you like to be played by its musicians. So, you can watch the football on big screens and then request your favourite songs to get the party started.
47 Whitcomb St, WC2H 7DH thehouseofsong.co.uk
Located in historic Blackfriars in the City of London, Voltaire has seven screens on which to watch the footie. They also have private booths, which means that you and your friends can book your own area and screen for a particular game.
19 New Bridge St, EC4V 6DB voltairebar.com